Hinoki essential oil comes from the Hinoki cypress tree (Chamaecyparis Obtusa), which has been traditionally used in Japan for many years to build a wide variety of structures, but most notably temples, shrines, and castles. In the Japanese heritage, Hinoki has been cultivated and honored as one of the most valuable trees in the forest and is said to produce the most beautiful wood.
With such a highly prized tree, one can only assume that the oil distilled from it would produce an equally prized product! Hinoki essential oil offers a woodsy aroma, with hints of spice and lemon. Therapeutically, this oil is often used to induce a grounding effect as well as to help relieve stress, anxiety, and tension. Its medicinal benefits are many, from boosting immunity to cleansing wounds, reducing inflammation, aiding with muscle and joint pain, to acting as a decongestant and even encouraging hair growth. So, it would seem to be true that Hinoki essential oil offers a myriad of valuable benefits, just as the wood from which it derives!
Our Hinoki essential oil from Miracle Botanicals is sourced directly from a locally owned distillery in the quaint and beautiful village of Shinjo, Japan, in the northern part of Okayama prefecture. Okayama is the largest producer of Hinoki wood in Japan and is known around the world for its standard in quality. Additionally, our personal Hinoki essential oil supplier is known for its practices in contributing to sustainability, which has become a concern around the production, harvest, and use of Hinoki and all of its products.
Oh, and did we mention that Hinoki wood is now commonly used to build exquisite bathtubs? It’s true! I have never used one (although I would love to try it out) but they say that when the tub is filled with hot water, that signature woodsy, spicy, lemony aroma fills the air. Ahhh… isn’t it relaxing to even daydream about?
Even if you don’t have a fancy bathtub made of Hinoki wood, you can still enjoy a relaxing, refreshing, steamy, Hinoki experience by placing a few drops in your regular bath, a foot bath, or just on the floor of the shower. Try it out and let us know what you think!
Are you feeling called to have Hinoki Essential Oil in your life? You can find it right here.